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Saturday, December 19, 1903
Tom Ward Is Dead   f
Ou Tuesday morning Thomas Martindale Ward, one of
Nelson's best-known pioneer residents, crossed the divide which
is never recrossed, and his friends mourn his loss because few
were like him. One of his strong characteristics was fidelity;
lie was loyal to his relatives and to his friends. Another was
humor; he had a playful fancy and seldom looked on the dark,
side of any question.
Tom Ward was born at Kurrachee, in the province of Sinde,
British India, ou Jul}* 2nd, 1S59, where his father, who was a
surgeon iu the employ of the East India Company, was then
stationed. When four years old he was sent to England to attend school, and came to Canada along with his mother and the
other children iu 1867, his father arriving three 3-ears later.
They settled near Stanhope, Quebec, on a farm. Tom must
have shown that he had a bent for farming, for his father sent
him to the Ontario Agricultural College at Guelph, where he
remained for a time. He weut from Guelph to Liverpool with
a shipment of cattle iu 1S78, aud his stories of that trip would
make a good sized book. On his return home, he worked on
the farm for a while, then started West. He first went to Minnesota, where a brother was practising medicine. He remained
there about a year, going thence to Manitoba. From Manitoba
he went to the Northwest, and was emplo3'ed with a surveying
outfit. When with that outfit he had no end of mishaps and
He was iu Silver City, Canada's first Rock}-- Mountain mining camp, in the spring of 1884. In the summer of that 3'ear
he was at Golden, clerking in a general store. He passed the
winter of 1S84-5 at the Beaver, and the next year was at Revelstoke. From Revelstoke he went to the Big Bend country, and
-while there was within two feet of a fortune, that is, he and his
_par t in2ns_ j"^ ^
of pay gravel. On his return to Revelstoke he worked for Bill
Brown iu the Columbia Hotel, and-bought bottles for Blackwood
Brothers of Winnipeg as a side speculation on his own account.
In the spring of 1888; he came to Nelson along with Bob Lemon,
Fred Hume, Jack Kirkup, and other old-timers. Shortly afterwards he obtained a privilege to run a ferry on Kootenay river
at a point now known as Ward's Crossing, 12 miles from Nelson.
He built a stopping place for travelers and called it the Rustle
House. He told travelers he would furnish them a place to
sleep, make them bannocks and coffee, but they would have to
rustle everything else. As the finest trout fishing in the world
is at Ward's Crossing, no traveler who could fish ever went
away hungry. In the fall of 1889, Tom went home to Stanhope, coming back in the spring of 1900, along with the first in-
^ras^li^of^teMeffeetT^^He was dressed in the height of eastern
fashion and the tenderfeet wondered who he was, for his sayings were not of the East.
On election da}- that summer he walked from the Crossing to
Nelson, covering the distance in an hour aud fifty minutes, to
vote for a friend, and arrived a minute before the polls closed.
He said afterwards he never before walked so fast in his life. In
the fall of 1900 he moved to Nelsou, aud resided here since.
With Ed Corning, now of Revelstoke, he opened the first saloon
in Nelson, and it was a popular resort for the boys for years.
He next weut into the insurance aud real estate business with
his brother Harr}-, under the firm name of Ward Brothers, and
was conducting the business wheu he died.
In the fall of 1S97, he married Miss Jack of Montreal, and a
daughter was born to them in 1899. Mrs. Ward aud her little
daughter left Nelson for Montreal on October 24th last, and are
there now.
Tom held one office in Nelson. He was appointed water commissioner earl}-- in 1898, and resigned the office in Januaiy, 1899,
to run for alderman in the East ward. He was defeated, and
could never be induced afterwards to accept, or run for, an}7
office. He accumulated a good deal of property, and once had
a fortune staked at Rossland. He and his brother Harry grubstaked a prospector named Harvey, who went to what is now
Rossland in 1890 and staked a number of claims. The assessment work was kept up for a year or two, but finally was
allowed to lapse, and the claims staked were re-staked iu 1S95,
and were sold during the Rossland boom for over $100,000.
Slocan City was another of his ventures.    He  was  one  of the
original preemptors in 1S91, and held on to his interest for
several years, always claiming Slocan City would be a city. It
is, and he cleaned up several thousand dollars from the sale of
lots, and his estate still has an interest in the townsite. He
owned his residence property at the corner of Victoria and Josephine streets, the Gluepot saloon building, Vernon street, his
office building, Baker street, a number of lots hi Fairview addition, and a third interest in 160 acres of land'at Ward's Crossing.    He also had his life insured for $5000.
His death was the result of a cold, which developed into pneumonia. His funeral on Thursday was largely:attended, and at
the grave none of those present were strangers to each other.
The  following,  clipped  from The Miner ofiNbveniber 22nd,
1890, shows how Tom Ward got even with the'CiP.R :
deuds on the capital invested. * After being awarded the privileges, the. railroad
people dickered with Tom for his ferryboat; but they cobld not agree on a price,
and negotiations ysyereyi-roken off. The'
railroad people concluded'that the cross-,
ing at Ward's was iiot a suitable point for
their business, and they moved it ten
miles up the river/to a point near',' where
the Columbia an<J Kooteiiay railway now
crosses tlie Kootenay. A ferry boat was
put in at the new qrossing and the tolls
reduced 500 per cent. ; Tom Ward vowed
lie would get even -with the railway people before the year folded by, and if re-
Getting Even -with tiie Canadian
Last spring tho-ferry, privileges at the
crossing of the Slocan and Kooteuay rivers were disposed of by the provincial government to the highest bidder, the Canadian Pacific getting both ferries. Tom
Ward, who had operated the ferry at the
Kootenay crossing during the summers of
1888 and 1880, thought it a hardship that
he should be compelled to sell out to a
soulless corporation at a time when the
business was likely to return good divi-
ports reaching Nelson are true he is making his vows good. Tom has been on the
Columbia long enough to know that, a
boat drawing over two feet of water cannot be run after November 1st. The bouts
belonging to the Mara line, with which
the railroad company have a contract for
forwarding material and supplies, draw
over two feet of water and are now laid
up for the winter. Iu the summer of
1889 captain Armstrong of Golden took
the little steamer Marion under his arm
and packed(her from the waters of the
upper Columbia at Golden to tho waters
of the lower Columbia at Rovelstoke. She
made a few trips that year, and one or
two in the early spring time bf this, but
was laid up when Mara's Kootenay began
running. In her Tom Ward saw the
means of getting even with the railroad
people, and he and a friend (Arthur Dick)
chartered her for the fall trade. Tliey
made their first trip down from Revelstoke this week, having R. Marpole, superintendent of tho Pacific division of the
Canadian Pacific, as a passenger. Mr.
Miarpole did not travel on a pass but paid
the regular fore, $10; Tom, who acted as,
purser, saying as he collected it: '•T think'
I will get even with you now on that
ferry business. "You lowered the ferry
rate from 50 cents to 10 cents a head, and
I have concluded to raise the steamboat
rate from $5 to $10 a head, and. no deadheads at that. Every blanked man the
railway company sends out of the country will pay tribute to me and at that rate,
too!" It is understood that the freight
rate has also been raised from $10 a tou',to
■{120, and that no railway freight will be
carried if private freight is offered. Tom
says the mills of the gods grind slow, but
that his turn lias come and tliey are grinding his grist just now.
Millions for Timber
Nelson Public School Promotions
The fall term of the Nelson public
schools came to a close yesterday, and „(J j
of the boys and girls attending were pio-
moted at the examinations, which took
place during the last ten days. This is
proof that the teachers are doing good
work. Tho schools of Nelson rank among
the best in the province, and much of the
credit for theii- high standing is due principal Sullivan, the next term begins on
Monday, January 4th, 1804. The names
of the pupils are given below in alphabetical order, not in order of merit:
.aLc u^ii^iyxSR-.^^P-^Jyi- ■■-,--r..~A
Promoted from Junior Fifth 'to. Entrance Class.—Ferguson Busteed, Lena
Darough, John Fries, Lillian Foote,
Hugh Gallon, Nettie Graves, George
Gore, Marguerite Mackay, Ethel Ritchie,
Mary Svoboda, Amy Swannell, Gordon
Miss K. Scanlan, Teacher.
Promoted from Senior Fourth to
Junior Fifth.—Louise Allison, Walter
Baer, Edna Ellis, Fred Emory, Harry
Ferguson, Minnie Foote, Harrison Manhart, Milton McCandlish, Leon McCandlish, Greta Macdonald, Peter Turner,
Emily Wilkinson.
Promoted from Junior Fourth to
Senior Fourth.—Jennie Currie, Austin
Elliott, "Edgar Ellis, Howard Fletcher,
Sofie Fries, Lola Koch, Ben Leet, Edith
Middleton, Annie McKay, Dorothy Macleod, Douglas Nagle, Nels Nelson, Willie
Poupore, Willie Riley, Mary Rutherford.
Miss E. DeBou, Teacher.
^Promoted from Senior Third to Junior
Fourth—Hazel Austin, Winnifrede Baer,
Eddie Choate, Marjorie Cummins, William Dowsing, John Darough, Ralph
Ellis, Floyd Hyndman, Ernest Matthews,
Isabella Montgomery, Willie Mott,
Katie McPhee, Edith Manson, Charles
Swannell, Henry Svoboda, Pauline
Miss Macleod, Teacher.
Promoted from Junior Third to Senior
Second.—Roland Brown, Laura Crossett,
Frances Fletcher, Gladman Helme, Lillian Hinde, Lizzie Kerr, Hazel McArthur, Youla MacKay', Mabel Nagor-
sen, Norman Park, /Ross Riley, Helen
Sloan, Grace Smitli, Nita Smith, Walter
Scoley, Joe Wilson, Tom Wilkinsoa.
Promoted from} Senior Second to
Junjior Third.—Bella Campbell, Alvin
Davison, Harold Helme,-'Dawn Hume,
Stanley Hosking, Willie Langton, Mabel
Steele, Charlie Steele, Mons Ulven, Samson Waters, Ruth'Williams.
I ' * '
Miss E. S. ShfapneJ, Teacher.    ,-,
Promoted from! Senior Second to
Junior. Third.—Pau^'Bard, Donald Cur-
fi*ierV^Gh_rli-. T^im^e^-^ofS^'STiiiier,'
Gladys Foot, Beatrice Fennell, George
Grant, Viola Gill, Edna Graves, David
Hardy, Bessie McLauchlih.y Norman1,
McLeod, Alice Petersen, Jennie Richard-'
son, Edward Scoley, Leonard Wood-
house; • .....
Promoted from Junior Second to Senior Second.—Donald . Campbell, Ray
Douglas, Agusta Engel, John Ferguson,
Julius Friedman, Francis Garde, Vray
Gunton, Olive Hodge, Sola Hanson,
Lottie Hall, Hans Habegard, Dora
Hannah, Clifford Irving, Roy Kellog,
Flossie McVicar, Fergus Park, Frank
Pogue, Albert Poupore, Almeda Palmquist, Ina Steed, Eric Weir, Kenneth
Norman C Stewart, Teacher.
Promoter from First to Second Reader.
—Bertha May Barker, Hamnia Beck,
Clara Crawford, Hazel Dowsing, Irene
Driscoll, Clyde Emory, Beemer ! Mc-
Lauchlin. Kenneth McBeath. William
Munroe, Fred. Morice, James Middleton,
Ritchie, Maude Riley, Maude Simmons,
Gordin Smith, Alice Swannell, Bertha
Barker, Ross Taylor, Maggie Hannah.
Promoted'from Junior First to Senior
First.—Mable Astley, William Barker,
Hazel Boyd, Pearl Driscoll, David Friedman, Hugh Fletcher, Erma Ferguson,
Waldo Ferguson, Cecil Grizezlle, Arthur
Gilker, Bessie Fennell, William Hos-
kings, John Laughton, John Limblad,
Ruth Manhart, Roy Miller, Kathleen
Montgomery, Vernon Montgomery,
Nellie  Richardson,  Hugh    Sloan, Alex.
Walmsley, Laurence A*mas, Enoch Arn-
quist, Ernest Shears.
Miss Rath .Teacher.
Promoted from Division -VII., Senior
Second Primer, to Division VI., First
Reader.—Beatrice Amas, Gertie Annable,
Roy Brown, Robert Beck, Maud Edwards, Pearl Finch, Arthur Graham,
Lewis Johnstone, Gordon McPhee, Lome
McCandlish, Lillian Munro, Edith Mcdonald, Gladys McDonald, James McKay,
Lulu McVicar, Hester Pierre, Daisy
Richards, Laura Sheridan, Mildred
Sharp, Clifford Steeper, Stuar.t Wheeler,
Violet Watson.
. ..promoted from Junior Second. Primer
to Senior Second Primer.—David Arn-
quist, Ester Bard, Kitty Beck, Edith
Choate, Willie Grant, Ida Gunn, Theodore; Glomb, Tony Habegard,- Jennie
Hanson, Yngve Kaflson, May Manson,
Helen McArthur! Alice McGregor, Edith
Prompted from Senior First Primer
to Junior Second Primer.—Minnie Anderson, Gladys Austin/Francis Allan,
Retta Allan, Gwehnie Cummins, Crawford Fennell, Lulu Fisher, Gladys? Gurney, Florence Hodge, Russell Hodge,
Bruce Macdonald, Willie Ratcliffe, Emma
Svoboda, Jack Weir, Charlie Wilkenson.
Miss B. Thorn, Teacher.
Promoted to i Division VII.—Lila
Bailey, Lulu Crossett, Finlay Campbell,
George Elliott,' Lyla Fisher, Harry
Gibbs, Joe Greyerbiehl, Willie Gunton,
Emma Gilbert, Mabel Irwin, Beth Ingram, Agnes Leslie, Harold Lowe,
Chrissie McCuay, Willie McVicar, Loyd
Munro, Rebecca McDonald, Hilda Palm-
nell, Dan. Webster.
Promoted to Class A.—Elsie Barker,
Mary Brown, Rachael Grant, Joe Glomb,
Irvine Hume, Dorothy Hinde, Vera
Hume, Norman Hall, Edwin Leet, Maud
Munro, Florence McKay, Helen Nolan,
Sam Ratcliffe, Marjorie Riblet, Violet
Ross, Rica Starkey, Arthur Simons,
Mary Toolson, Esther Williams.
Promoted to Class B.—Charlie Bradshaw, Fred. Grant, Carl Hamilton, Irene
Irwin, Henry Lindblad, Donnic Munro,
Raymond McLaughlin, Ethel McGregor,
Ulsie  Kichardson,   Ivy  Woodhouse.
Mines That Paid the Two Per Cent Tax
Tyee Copper Company.
Monitor Mine.
South Nanaimo.
Marble Bay, Texada Island Mine.
Fraser River Gold Dredging Conipany,
Pactolus Dredging Company.
Cariboo-McKinuey Mining Company. -
Glen Iron Mining Company.
Lome, Countless, Anderson Lake.
East Kootkvay.
Paradise, M. T. Fraction, Delphine,
Ptarmigan, Placer Lease No. 40, Silver
Belt, North Star, Nip and Tuck, lnvicta,
Quong Yung Tong.
Beatrice, Triune, Silver Cup, Nettie L.,
Millie Mack, Ethel Mine.
Bismarck, Surprise No. 2. Sunlight,
Reco, Wellington, Red Fox,No. ],Bowen
Mines. Hewitt, Payne, Ranibler-Cni'il'oo,
Sunset, Lust Ceaneo, Whitewater, Emily
Edith, Mary Dunbar, Bosun, Slocan Star,
Wonderful, Charleston, Washington, Sin-
can Boy, Lavinn, Silver Hill, Molly Gibson, American Boy, Hampton, Capella,
Ruth, R. E. Li'i', Antoine, Mercury, llart-
ney, Ottawa. (J)iff, Baltimore, Blue Bird,
Wakefield, Meteor, Idaho, Minuusotu Silver Company.
Nelson. .
Silver King. Arlington, Ymir, Key-
stoue. Hunter S., Second Relief, Holmes
Syndicate (Queen), Athabasca, Fern,
Wild Duck, Standard, William Waldie,
Canadian King.
Le Roi, Le Roi No. 3, War Fagle,
Center Star, Velvet Mine, Nickel Plate,
Old Ironsides, Giant, Jewel, Snowshoe,
Providence, Mother Lode, B. C. Mine,
Emma, Sunset, K. P. W.
Wyoming, Alabama, Dragon Creek
Company, Williams Company, Thistle
G.M. Company, Mount Company, Cariboo Consolidated Conipany, China Creek
Hydraulic Compiiny, Van Winkle, Point
Company, At l.ne Company, Wuverley,
Cariboo Gold J'Melds Company, Ward
Horsefly Comp'iny.
Arctic Slope Company.
Thibert Creek Conipany, Lottie K, and
Keno, Rush [S«\ nnd Lilly, Sophia, Woodbine group, Star aud Comet, Oonroy,
Youngstown urn! Last Chance, Deadwood
Group, Loynl Mining Company. Edgar,
Minnie Paul, Ciiriboo Group, Stemwiu
der, Demosthenes, Morning Star, Morton
and JeiTy Group. Columbia Hydraulic
Mining Company, Camp Hiiinel, Evening
Star, Mary Hill and Creek, Kappolt, Yellow Dog and Maggie D., Fellows, Mys-1
tery, Sunlight, Edina Group, Last Chance
Group, Nellie und Emmu Independence
Group, Hades, California Group, S. S.
Group, Discovery, Golden Nugget, Seven-
up, Svenciski, Rock Group, Discovery,
Comstock, Lark, Mavis, King Solomon,
Leopold, Ellen Jane, Gold Dust Mining
Company, Natal Group, Dinah Group,
Scottish Chief, Miluva Group, Hat, Bor-
letta Group, Princess Group, Cliff Top,
Alaska Group, Valley field, Eagan, Vancouver Group, Success, Phantom nnd
York, Victor Bouch, Pack of Cards, Maggie, St. Martiii's Gold Mining Company,
Lilly Burch, Nip and Tuck, Sunlight Hat,
Senator Group, Victoria, Edwin and Red
Hemlock, Josephine Group, All Right,
Hardscrabble, Shelbj-, Violet, Loynl
Group, Discoverv, Maggie D., Dorothy,
A. D. and A. C, Harriett and Little
Dandy, Welsh, Waterlo*, Nob Hill,
Dandy Hill, Nugget and Gem, Gum, Emerald, Victor, Keystone, Morning Glory,
Old England, Societie Miniere, Pine
Creek Power Company, Nugget, St Martin's (-roup, Hnrriut, Gold Pan, A. D.,
Scottish Lass, No. 23 below, Arthur B.
and Nellie, Gopher, Irene and McLennan,
Blnekwell, Star, Maverick, Nellie and
Emma, Little Annie and Follows, Rachel
(Continued on Fourth I'nge.]
The province of Ontario:/:seems to be able to handle her natural resources to better advantage than British Columbia can
hers". Ontario is aiding the construction of a railway through a
country sparsely'^settled, a.nd in order to meet its obligations
promptly had to borrow $2,000,000 on open account, for which
5 per-cent interest was paid. She did not issue debentures?.©'
meet: these overdrafts, but instead sold a few square miles'-of
timber limits to 'the 'highest bidders. From these sales she
realized $3>677-337-5°, which was $4450 per square mile (640
acres) of limits sold, or $6.95 an acre. After palying off he-
bank obligations, Ontario will have a million and a half dollars
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to the good.    British  Columbia had  an * overdraft iat the bank*
and  interest obligations  which had to be met, but! the men'in" '2|
charge of  her government were unable to finance the debt' in- /
any way other than  by issuing debentures bearing 5 per cent   •
interest and increasing the rates of taxation to provide for,the .
payment of interest ou the debentures.    Yet Britisli Columbia' v
has natural resources, with which those of Ontario-are smalliin^
comparison, and "a small percentage of them could have been- "
disposed  of to .meet pressing debts, had the province business, f
men at the head of its affairs.    But, unfortunately.for the prov-"-,
ince, its  affairs  are  managed by  three men who'live
town—Vancouver—and they are not very big men.V
Speaking oi the Ontario method, the Toronto Globe says:; V-
Joly- McBrideites are prossing Price Elli- <■
son, M.P.P. of Vernon,-,tb accept a nomi- *. -
nation, in the hopes of getting him out,of ,,'
the local house, where she is looked -on^
with suspicion by McBride, Tatlow, Green
& Wilson.  * j, ;%v vj-ai
John Houston, member of, the legisla-^ »,',»!
tive assembly for'NfelsonV returned Koine i\"2
Sunday night, having left Victoria'a^daiyf ^
before the legislature adjourned. v He says,/'; ||
the Loan Act and the A88e_sment|Act"^l
were passed, not becamse thex^we-tf,fa5*c3i
voredby a nm-ontv^o__.the:_mem1_-_«'ffti-W_
*-_-°+--i**^'t,r-**';^*' --S^-i**ir'-r--r-^'*?-?™!' A
the legislative assembly, "but, becnu_.aa;M
majority of the membersbelieved'j_M»w_d.. M
be unwise to vote the Jolj-McB^g^jfor-'' &
eminent out of oflice ahd put the country
to the expense of _nothef^elect-0_ii-r*^|  <
in one
1    A   I
All previous records were brokeu by the
sales pf limits held in the legislative
chamber at the parliament building yesterday. The 820 square miles of limits
sold at !*ji'3,<>77,'i_7.50, the average price
per mile being $4450. The largest amount
realized at a previous sale was $2, ii J 5,000
on October 13th, ,1892/ when 083 miles
were sold at an average price of $2657.18*-
The record for highest price per mile was
made yesterday, when T. Mackie, M.P.,
secured berth No. 5, Hammell township,
in the Nipissing district, three and one-
quarter miles, at the rate of $31,500 per
mile. The highest previous price per
mile_ was $17,500>:7bid.KatH,the-1892, sale..
The total receipts" ffdniTyesterday's sale
will not represent the total return to the
provinco, for the increase in dues and
ground rents will be a source of additional
revenue../.    . ...%,   ;;
Hon. E. J; Davis, minister of crown
lands; speaking after the sale, said his
most sanguine hopes had placed tlie probable receipts at between $2,250,000 and
$2,500,000. - One of the important faqtors
in the high prices was tho American competition, particularly in the Rainy River
district. In this part T. H. Shcvlin of
Minneapolis was the' principle purchaser.
He represented the Backus syndicate,
which has obtained the .water power at.
Fort Frances and has just completed a
large sawmill at Rainy River. In the
eastern limits the berth*, went almost exclusively to Canadians.
..■ The two political parties are lining up
for the Dominion general election, which
is likely to be pulled off in February.. By
the new redistribution of seats, British
Columbia will have seven members'iu the
liouse df commons. Li_the_lasthouse, the_
^province hacTsix members, five of whom
were Liberals and one Liberal-Conservative. The relative chances of the two parties in Kooteuay and Yalc-Caribqo may
be fairly well estimated by tne vote polled
at the provincial elections Inst October, as
the Dominion ridings are, with the exception of a few unimportant polling
places iu Yale, made up of undivided provincial ridings.
Kootenay is made up of Columbia," Fernie, Cranbrook, Ymir, Kaslo, Slocan,
Revelstoke, Rossland City, and Nelsou
city ridings. At the provincial election
the.Liboral-Conservntive candidates polled
21(2-1 votes, the Liberals candidates 2402,
the Socialist-Labor candidates l)2!l, and
Columbia riding with a registered vote of
(il!) returned W. C. Wells by iicclauiatiou.
The Liberal candidate, no boubt will be
W. A. Galliher of Nelson, who wants to
be re-elected, and the uouiiuntiugcoiiven-
io 11 is to be held at Nelsou on January
J 2th. The Liberal-Couservntics will hold
their nominating convention tit Nelson ou
Sanunry 0th. Ex-governor Mackintosh
of Rossland will get the nomination if he
will accept it. It is not likely the Socialist-Labor party will put up a candidate;
but Smith Curtis of Rossland who hates
Mackintosh aud docs not love Galliher,
might be induced to ruu as a Joly-Mc-
Brideite, as he is a sort of wet nurse for
that party, whicli is made up of Socialists and J-itborites and Soreheads aud
Mugwumps from both the Liberal-Conservative aud the Liberal parties.
Yale-Cariboo is' made up of Cariboo,
Lillooet, Kamloops, Okanagan, Grand
Forks, Greenwood, Similkameen, aud
Yule provincial ridings (except two or
three small towns ou the C.P.R. west of
North Bend). At the last provincial election the Liberal-Conservative candidates
polled 2404 votes, the Liberal candidates
2250, the Socialist-Labor candidate 401,
and Lillooet with a registered vote of 370
returned A. McDonald, Liberal-Conservative, by acclamation. Both parties will
hold their conventions at Kamloops next
month. Duncan Ross of Greenwood
wants to be tha Liberal candidate, and he
will bo nominated, no doubt. Martin
Burrill of Grand Forks may be the Liberal-Conservative candidate, although the
The governnient^whentheL-an'bill was
up for consideration, appealed to the mer
bers to be patriotic; that theprovince ha^
interest obligations that must^be" met on,
December 15th, and that if the Loan bill
was defeated, default'would be 'made on
these obligations.   The bill was passed.
When*the Assessment bill was introduced, the government again appealed to
the patriotism of'. the* members.. /Chey
said they would gladly ■ accept ''amendments ; but when the bill was in committee, another line of^argument was used
by the government and theone'henchm'an
(F. Carter-Cotton) who supported theni
on his feet. The new line of argument
was that the.Assessment bill mnst be
passed as introduced; tlmt the bank would
not stand for 'any change.   And* it was
jpassed; _buta numfrer^o__t.hQse_who_voted j
for it looked uncomfortable while their
hands were' up registering their votes.
Mr. Houston says he placed himself on
record by voting against -aising coal prospecting licenses from $50 to $100; by voting to exempt permanent improvements
ou farms to the value of $2500 from taxation ; by voting to postpone consideration
of the Assessment bill until the assembly
reconvened in January; and by voting to
send the F-jBuio bollots back to the returning oflicer at Fernie, so that a recount
could be made before a judge as the.law
directs. These votes wore, all iii "opposition to McBride, Tatlow, GreenV Wilson and their'supporters, who uo longer
caro to be designated asLllienii-^Ociiserva-
tives, seeing.that their leaders have made
an alliance with the Socialistsi-aud the
Liberal-Conservative Convention.
A convention to nominate a candidate
to contest Kooteuay Electoral District, in
the interest of the Liberal-Conservative
party at the comiiig Dominion general
election, will be held in the Board of
Trade room at Nelson on Wednesday,
January 0th, li)04. Representation in the.
convention will be as follows:
('oluml-U riding	
Fernie  riillng....	
Cranbrook riding	
Vmlr riding	
JCiislo riding	
Slouiin riding.	
Kevclstnki' riding	
Knsslund CMy riding.
XelsoirClty riding....
 S delegates
 :..,*> delegates
 5 delegates'
 •"> de egates;
 —•*> .delegates
 s delegates
 •*> delegates
 3 delegiiUs
 v. .ii delegates
The delegates shall be elected by the
Liberal-Conservative voters of the respective ridings at public meetings to be, held
011 dates and at places to be designated by
the presidents of the Liberal-Conserva
tive associations of each riding.- *• Delegates may give their proxies to other delegates, but uo proxy shall be given to a
person who i.s not a delegate-elect.
Presideu t Liberal-Conservative
Association of British Columbia.
Nelson, December 9th, 1903.
James Johnston returned to Nelson last
night from a trip to Aberdeen, Scotland,
his old home. He is most sanguine as to
the future of British Columbia, and Kooteuay in particular. The Nelson Tribune  Special Lines tor the  Holiday Trade and  FOR XMAS PRESENTS  Finer Goods were never  Displayed in Nelson  W. ���'  I"  k  M  Bank of Montreal  Established 1817.   Incorporated by Act of Parliament.  CAPITAL' (all paid up)-.. $13,379,240.00  REST      9,000,000.00  UNDIVIDED PROFITS  724,807.75  Head   Office,   Montreal  RT. HON. LORD STRATHCONA AND MOUNT ROYAL, G.C.M.G., President.  HON. G. A. DRUMMOND, Vice-President. ' E. 8. CLOUSTON, General Manager.  NELSON BRANCH CornerBal?erand  Kootenay Streets  H.  BUCHAINAIN,  Manager.  The Canadian Bank of Commerce  With which la amalgamated  The Bank: of British Columbia  TAID UP CAPITAL    I 8,700,000  reserve fund ���  8,000,000        Head Office:   Tor onto, Ontario  AGGREGATE RESOURCES OVER 78,000,000  i  HON. GEO. A. COX, President     B. E. WALKER, General Manager  Savings   Bank   Department  Deposits received and interest allowed  ���NBLSOIN  BRANCH  BRUCE   HEATHCOTE,   Manager  The Nelson Tribune  Founded ln 1892.  THE TRIBUNE COMPANY, LIMITED,  PROhBIETOHS.  McDonald Block, Baker Street.   Telephone I'20.  ADVERTISING RaTEh. ��� Display advertisement- vrlll be Inserted In The Nelson Tribune  at the rate of Two Dollars per inch per month.  Legal advertisements will be inserted at the rate  of Ten Cents a line for the first insertion and  Five Cents a line for each additional insertion.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES.���The Nelson Tribune  will be mailed for $1 a year, payable in advance,  and no subscription will be taken for less than  one year.  Address all communications���  ..".''.   THE TRIBUNE, Nelson. B.C.  y SATURDAY,  DECEMBER  19, 1908  duced the bills, but as tbe life of a government is so short in Britisli Columbia  uo great harm will be doue, for the government responsible for tho unwise legislation will bo out of oflice before tho outside world will havo realized that the bad  legislation has been passed. Britisli Columbia gets rid of a bad government as  easily as a healthy and lusty young ninu  gets rid of a bad cold or forgets a first  love adventure.  .',. The Tribune is the one newspaper in  the province that has not preached "blue  ruin" sermons because unwise laws have  been passed and unwise comments being made thereon, and it will not begin  preaching such sermons now because of  any legislation passed by the Joly-McBride government. British Columbia has  natural resources that will be developed  notwithstanding unwise legislation. The  development of these resources may be retarded for a time, but if the people will  only have patience their hopes will be realized, and British Columbia will have  both population and prosperity. Assess-  nient bills and Land bills and Loan bills,  bailed: on- wrong principles and enacted  ���hurriedly, will not tend to give people  confidence in the government that intro-  McBride, Tatlow, Green & Wilson  are kept in office at Victoria by the votes  of the Socialist and Independent Labor  members of the legislature. This is galling to a majority of Liberal-Conservatives both in and out of the legislative assembly, but McBride, Tatlo.w, Green &  Wilson have the offices and they do not  intend to give them up, even to save tlie  Liberal-Conservative party. How wrathful and indignant McBride and Tatlow  and Green were when tlie Dunsmuir government relied on the votes of Joseph  Martin and H. B. Gilmour and W. W. B.  Mclnnes and James Stables, Liberals, to  keep it in office! But McBride and Tatlow and Green were not in office then.  The Nelson Daily News is exercised because the Joly-McBride government is removing Liberals fi-om office and filling  the vacancies with Joly-McBrideite.s. A  police magistrate in Vancouver and a jail  physician at Kamloops, so far, have been  removed. To the victors belong the spoils  of office I The Joly-McBrideites are now  in the saddle at Victoria and they are  punishing their enemies and taking care  of their friends; but the Nelsou Daily  News is mistaken in attributing to the  Liberal-Conservative party the acts of  the Joly-McBrideites. The Liberal-Conservative party is in no way responsible  for the actions of the Joly-McBride government, which is kept in power by one  Liberal, one Independent Laborite, two  Socialists, and P. Carter-Cotton. There  are a few I -liberal- Conservatives in the  legislative assembly, but they should not  be held responsible for the acts of McBride, Tatlow, Green & Wilson and  their fellow political adventurers.  Against the outspoken opposition of F.  Carter-Cotton and the silent opposition of  attorney-general Wilson, both of Vancou-  _yei,,J;he_meinber_ifor_iN-elson_.got_=uu-one1  amendment on the assessment bill. The  amendment is, that all real and personal  property belonging to city or district municipalities shall be exempt from provincial taxation. If the City of Nelson builds  the proposed electric power works on  Kooteuay river, the property, which  would be worth in the neighborhood of  $150,000, will be exempt from taxation, a  saving of .fliJoO annually to tho city.  The assessment bill introduced by the  Joly-McBride governments far as it dealt  with tho taxation of metsil mines, merely  re-enacted tlie present law. There was  no change whatever, not even in the  amounts exempted from taxation. This  shows conclusively that McBride, Tatlow,  Green & Wilson had no intention of  carrying out the pledges mado by the Liberal-Conservative party at Revelstoke in  September, 1902. Yet this firm of political adventurers would have it appear that  to Oppose them is treason to the Liberal-  Conservative party.  It is rumored two members of the Joly-  McBride government are to be expelled  from the Masonic Order for violating one  of the most sacred obligations of tlie  order.  Some six hundred odd applications have  been made for leases for timber land and  for licenses to prospect for coal and oil on  lands in southeast Kootenay, and the parties niiiking tho applications have spent  thousands of dollars in cruising the timber limits aud locating and prospecting  the conl aud oil fields. All the applications havo been rejected aud the license  fees returned.   It is true the Joly-Mc  Bride government has promised to consider the applications at some future time;  but promises made by that government  are worthless, because its individual members are not trustworthy.  Richard McBride of New Westminster  was made premier by sir Henri Joly on  June 1st last. Sir Henri, before making  McBride premier, had assented to an act,  entitled "An act to ratify an order in  council approved on the 18th day of March,  1902, rescinding certain provisions of an  order in council approved on the 4th day  of September, 1901, respecting the land  grant of the Columbia & Western Railway Company." This act restored block  4593 and block 4594, in Southeast Kootenay, to the public domain, from which it  is claimed they had not been alienated legally. A day or two after taking office,  McBride selected Robert P. Green of  Kaslo, R.G. Tatlow of Vancouver, and A.  "ErMcPhillip'of VictoriaT*^cblle^ueso-r  salary, and Charles Wilson of Vancouver  for president of the council without salary. These five ministers were asked to  carry out the provisions of the land acts  of the province by the men who had  staked timber limits in block 4594 and  coal and oil claims in block 459U and who  had applied for leases for the timber limits and licenses to prospect the coal and  oil lands, and thoy gave as a reason for refusing both the leases and the licenses  that sir Henri Joly had warned them not  issue auy such leases or licenses until they  (McBride, Green, Tatlow, McPhillips,  and Wilson) had been endorsed by the  people at the polls. Tatlow, McPhillips.  and Wilson did not need the order from  six1 Henri, as they were individually and  collectively opposed to the issuance of the  leases and the licenses; Green, on the  other hand, was in favor ot* issuing the  leases and the.licenses, and chafed at being restrained from-' treating tlie sawmill-  men and coal and oil prospectors fairly;  McBride had no opinions of his own on  the question.  On October 3rd last, the people elected  42 members of the legislative assembly, a  majority of whom are supporting the Joly-  McBride government, so one of the things  stipulated by sir Henri Joly iu his order  had been decided, and McBride, Green,  Tatlow, McPhillips, ond Wilson were  again asked to issue the coal and  oil prospecting licenses for locations  made in block 4593 and timber leases for  lands in block 4594, and the prospectors  and sawniillmen were again told that  their demands could not be granted, and  the old reason was again given, that is,  that sir Henri Joly had ordered that the  leases and licenses should not be dealt  with until the time for disallowing the  act referred to above had expired, which  would be some time in May, 1004. [It  was assented to by sir Henri Joly on May  4th, 1903,]  The second declaration of interference  by sir Henri Joly was not to the liking of  the sawniillmen and tbe coal and oil  prospectors, and they began to ask if  British Columbia liad a constitutional  government, or an autocratic oue. Several of the men elected to the legislative  assembly had pledged themselves before  election day to stand by the sawniillmen  and the coal and oil prospectors, and they  were being pressed to keep their pledges.  Premier McBride was asked in the assembly if the lieutenant-governor (sir Henri  Joly) had in any way interfered with the  carrying out of the provisions of the land  act, and he answered, NO! This answer  was in straight contradiction of statements he had himself made, and of statements made to a number of people by  Robert F. Green, one of his colleagues.  After declaring that sir Henri Joly liad  not interfered with them iu carrying out  the provisions of the land acts, McBride,  Green, Tatlow, and Wilson (McPhillips  had been dropped from the government  because the people of Victoria failed to  endorse him at the polls) were at their  wit's end to invent an excuse that would  satisfy the members who had insisted that  the timber leases and coal and oil prospecting licenses shoiild be issued, and at  once. One of the insisting members was  selected to do the work, as he was knowu  to have political ambitions. He did the  -turn���by-= drafting���the-following^letter^  which was delivered to one of the insisting members within a minute after he  had cast his first vote to sustain the government :  Re Lots 4593 and 4594.  "Tlie policy of the present government  with regard to the disposition of these lauds  is to secure to all present legal holders of  any claims thereon their statutory rights.  We deem it advisable not to tako immediate actiou along these lines, as we wish to  avoid any complications which might  arise by alleged claims that may be made  on behalf of the C.P.R., which we do not  recognize. We do not anticipate that the  Dominion government will attempt to  disallow Chapter 8, Statutes 1903, but it  is thought advisable to defer action until  the disallowance period shall have elapsed,  which will bo about May 1st, 1904. Immediately after this last mentioned date  we propose to deal with tho lands iu question as though the same had always been  vacant crown lands, and will then recognize all valid, legal locations according to  their priority, including those now iu existence. We will not, however, assume  the responsibility of deciding conflicting  claims.    [Signed] Richard McBride."  The letter means nothing, but it satisfied the member who drafted it, tricked the  member to whom it was delivered, saved  the Joly-McBride government from defeat, and flim-flammed the men who have  spent thousands of dollars in trying to  create industries in southeast Kootenay.  Tlie Joly-McBride government is not  trustworthy, and the province will suffer  in consequence.  LABOR   UNIONS.  NELSON MINERS' UNION, No. <Mi, W. F. M.���  Meets every Saturday evening at 7 :'iu o'clock, in  Miners' Union Hull, northwest corner Baker  and Stanley streets. Wage scale fur Nelson district: Machine miners, JJ.S.5U; liainmersmen,  $..-��; mine laborers, $3. U. A. Barton,. president; Frank Phillip-, secretary. Visiting brethren cordially invite'!.  FOR SALE  Improved Ranch iu Lardo  Valle3' for sale. Address E.  R. Vipoud, Trout Lake, B. C.  We Use Gumption as  well as the best papers  , and inks in the execution of your orders���  they will not be mis-  w understood. Quick dis- w  patch given out-of-town  work.  W. H. JONES  "MiMdeffBuilditig     NeksonVbx.  SThe  trathcona  (formerly llotel Phair)  B. TOMKINS  MANAOEK  IVIadden House  THOMAS MADDKN  I'KOrltlKTOR  The Leading Hotel of the Kootenays  Good Sample Rooms  Special   Rates  to  Commercial  Men  Stanley and Victoria Streets.  NELSON  Lakeview Hotel  Corner Vernon and Hall Streets,  NELSON, B.C.  BEST DOLLAR-A-DAY HOUSE IN  NELSON  NO  CHINESE EMI'LOYEP  August Thomas,   Proprietor  Centrally Located  Electric Lighte  IIK A-QUARTERS  FOR TOURISTS ANU  OLD TIMERS  linker nnd Wurd Streets  Nelson  Jl. C,  Bartlett  House  Josephine St.,  Nelson, B. C.  White Help Only Employed  The Best  DoIlar-a-Day House  in Nelson  The Bar is the Finest  GEO. W. BARTLETT,  Proprietor  Silver King Hotel  BAKER STREET,  NELSON;  UNDER   OLD   MANAGEMENT  RATES |1.00 PER DAY  Brydges, Blakemore & Cameron. Ltd*  Real JEstate ����<��  General Agents  Houston I>lock, Josephine Street, NELSON, B. C.  NOTICE.  In the matter of an application for a duplicate  of a Certilicate of Title to the South 75 feet of lot  10, block 38, in the town of Nelson and part (3  Saul frontage on Latimer street) of lot 7, block ii,  Nelson citv (map -180.) Notice is liereby giveii that  It Is my iiriun tion to issue at the expiration of one  month from the lirst publication hereof a duplicate of the Certilicate of Title to the above mentioned land in the name of Annie Liester,  which certificate is dated the 8th day of September, "8UU, and numbered tflllK.       H. F. MACLEOD,  Land Registry Office, Distriotltegistrar.  Nelson, B.C., 13th November, 1SHI-.  FOR RENT  Well furnished room, comfortnblv heated and  electric Ugl'l. with private family. Apply P.O.  box HI, Nelson.  The Dining Room is unsurpussed and the  Bedrooms are the best ln Nelson. The Bar is  stocked with good Wines, Liquors and Cigars.  Queen's Hotel  Baker Street, Nelson. B. C.  Lighted by Electricity and  Heated by Hot Air  Large and Comfortable Bedrooms and First-  class Dining Room.   Sample Rooms for Commer  cial Men.  RATES *2 PER DAY  MRS. E. C. CLARKE, Proprietress  Tremont House  European and American Plan  Meals 25 cts.   Rooms from 25 cts. to $1.  Only White Help Employed.  MALONE   &  TREGILLUS  Baker St., Nelsou Proprietors The Nelson Tribune  - * ii  AVVW  ^*<*'^^"-VV>*-*-��^'*A*^>*V^''-i>^^'-^^V*'��^'''  The Wo_W  Is Swept by  Bissell's "Cyco  Carpet Sweepers  earing  You pa}' the same price in  Nelson as they do in Grand  Rapids for Bissell's Sweepers.  We have tried other makes,  but they make, you tired.���  Moral, We do not have to retire BISSELL'S.  You cannot think of Christmas without  Bissell's 1*tinning through your mind.  The old saying is to buy something useful as well as ornamental for Xmas. If  you have not already got a sweeper in your house, get' a Grand Rapids at once; and if  you want your money hack after using it for a month, come along and we will refund it  to you. There has never been a case in our experience of twenty years of a customer  returning, a BISSELL'S CARPET SWEEPER for being defective or any other reason,  but there has been many returned of unreliable makes during that time.  PUSH ALONG A GOOD THING  !S_-___sS  i  One of the Thousands of Stores where,BISSELL'S "CYCO" BEARING SWEEPERS are sold.  There are millions of people to  back up the statement that Bissell's  "Cyco" Bearing Sweeper has distanced all others in the race; and'  why shouldn't they? It has been a  life study. If you examine, you  will find the workmanship in every  detail to be perfection itself. The  Cyco Bearing can never be equalled.  This is the age bf specialties. The  more attention given to the manufacture of any article- exclusivel}*-,  the more benefit7the dealer^as- well-  as the public will receive, and this  is the secret of the success of the  great carpet sweeping commodity of  today, BISSELL'S.  The Sweepers are here and Christmas is near  BUY ONE FROM  Did you see our Window Display'of  Bissell's  Cyco Bearing Sweepers.    They're all OaK.  &C0.  Theybuythemforuootherwillfillthebill.  BAKER   STREET,   NpLSON,   B.C.  ���-.'���" ������'..��� "Y7"7������������'. Y-.���'-. a- 'yyv ���.-'-���'���' %  Furniture Dealers and Funeral Directors  THE OLD WAY  4 J- ������   " v w  THE NEW WAY  -  Srw'wVw^w^/wy*  *' *=��  *- -H-JJl  <_*?    Hi  Kootenay Coffee Co.  Dealers in  Coffee, Teas, Spices, 'Baking, Powder, and  Flavoring Extracts.  OUR  GOODS are Pure anci selected ff0m Me best in ihe various  ���   -   - .. -   tines.   In order to get the best, please buy from us  direct, and %>e guarantee satisfaction.   (Address,  Kootenay Coffee Co.  Nelson, B.C.  Telephone 177  P. O. Box 182  I       CWfOlCP    ���  ���   Ttfckett Cigar Co's \ Monogram  \       OATA Vl*.-E��    ���   ���    Union Lafcel Cigars      Marguerite  Union Label Cigars \  Marguerite  George E. Tccfcett's Cigarettes  ( Karnack  Only Union-Madu Oigui-ette in Canada    (    T�� "&   B��  w. j. McMillan & co.  WHOLESALE  GROCERS  Agents for British Columbia.  Vancouver,   B.C  Santa Clause Is Thinking  OF BUYING YOU A NICE PIECE OF FURNITURE  Why not select it now? Wo cany a largo, up-to-dato stock  of all kinds Chairs, Children's Rockers, Oak Upholstered  Rockers, Rattnii, Sofas, Couches, Davenports, Ladies' Writing  Desks, Book Cases, Etc.   Pictures in Variety to select from.  OUR PRICES ARE RIGHT  D.   Mc ARTHUR   &   CO.  Furniture   Dealers   and   Undertakers  cArtbur Gee  ^Merchant Tailor  C HAS ON HAND HIS STOCK OF  .   Fall  and   Winter Goods  cAs heretofore they are of  the best quality and latest  designs.  Tremont Block  Baker Street  JUST  ARRIVED  New Fall Goods  OP THE LATEST FASHIONS  Scotch   Tweeds,   Landslide,   Strathcona  and Belwarp Serges.   A flue line '  of Pautings of the latest styles  I'rlces to suit the times.  Call and see them.  John Smallwood  Ward Street  MERCHANT TAILOR  Figures That Shcnv How the New Assessment  Ad Raises the ^axes of Merchants and Others  The Victoria Board of Trade having  the readiest access to the assessment bill,  and thus being in a better position to become aware of its workings, endeavored  to make itself felt in getting redress froni  its worst features. The Joly-McBridites  refused to listen to them. The board had  prepared a schedule showing* the maimer  in which tlio new act inflicts disabilities  upon the merchant classes by the imposition of taxes upon the full value of the  stock, including the indebtedness upon  the goods. In computing it. several to-  ally distinct cases were used as examples as  follows:  "NoT^l^A merclian-"iwitli a~ capital"  amounting to $75,000. carries a stock of  $150,000. His book debts amount to $150,-  000. His annual profits are $10,000.. He  owes on account of stock $75,000, however, for which he pays 0 per cent. Under  the new act, if paid before June 80th, his  taxes aro 9-10 of one per cent on $150,000,  or $1850. But as the debts owing to him  in his business are exempt only up to one-  half the stock carried, and are assessable  over that amount, this merchant would  have to pay taxes on his debts to the  amount of $75,000. This at 9-10 of ono  per cent would make$075 additional taxes,  or $2025 altogether. Ho pays therefore  2 7-10 per cent on his capital, or 20J4 per  cent on his income.  Under tho old net he would pay one  per cent on his net capital of $7-5,000, *or  $375. . ' .      .'  No. 2���A m .rebuilt with a capital of  $150,000, doing tho same business with a  profit of $10,000, and in addition (J per  cent on half the stock, or $75,000, which  brings his profits up to $14,500. He pays  the same tax, $2,025. Under tho old act  he would pay $750 on the capital of $150,-  000. He pays under thc new act a sum,  equal to 1 per cent on his capital, or 13 9-10  percent, ou his income.  No. 3���A merchant witli a capital of  $100,000. His debts arc $150,000 and his  stock $75,000. He owes on his stock $50,-  000. The business yields a profit of $10,-  000. The man will pay on his stock of  $75,000 9-10 of 1 per cent, or $075. From  his debts of $150,000, is to be taken half  the value of his stock, or $37,000, which  leaves $112,500, which is taxable at 9-10  of 1 per cent, or $1012.50 is paid on it.  Tlio total taxes paid are $1087.50���a sum  equal to 7-10 per cent ou his capital, or  10 7-8 per cent on his income.  Against this under the old act he would  pay $150.  No. 4���A man with a capital of $150,000,  which is invested at C per cent on mortgages yielding an .income of $9000. He  pays on income \% per cent on $5000, or  $75. He also pays %% per cent on the remaining $4000, or $100. This $175 tax is  subject to the reduction of 10 per cent it  paid before June 30th, leaving the amount  pas as $157.50. Under the old act the tax  would have been $130.  No. 5���A retailer with a capital of $2500,  stock $5000, aud debts $5000. The profit  is $1500, and there is owing on stock $3000.  The retailer pavs 8-10 of 1 per cent on the  $5000 stock, or $45. He pays 9-10 of 1 per  TcMfoiOhTdeblis up to~Salf���the"assessed"  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������  ���  ���  I  i  ���  X  BIG HORN  BRAND  union Overalls,  Made Shirts!:  \VK MAM.  Shirts  Overalls  Denim I'ants  Tweed I'ants  Cpttnnudc i��aiii<  Jumpers  Blouses  Engineers'Jack' is  Waiters' .Inekri*  Barbers' Jacket-  UiiiKhaiii Jackets  Mission HI ami';  Underwear  FACTURK  Cooks' Aprons  and  Caps  Carpenters' Aprons  Walters' Aprons  Painters' and  Plasters' Overalls  Maekinuw Coats  Mackinaw I'ants  Tarpaulins  Dunnage Bags  Horse Blankets  Tents.  Etc., Etc., Etc.  Turner. Beeton & Co*  i.l.MITKD,  Wholesale Merchants  Warehouses. Wharf Street, Factory,  Ha'-linii .Street  VICTOBIA,   B.C.  ��� ���������������������������������������������������������������������������  value of the goods, or $2500. This adds  another $22.50 to the taxation, bringing it  up to $07.50. This equals 2 7-10 per cent  on capital, or A)/, per cent ou income.  Under the old act the retailer would  have been assessed $15 on income.  No. 0���A retailer with a capital of $8000,  stock $5000, debts $8000, and profits  amounting to $1880. He will pay on  stock 9-10 of 1 per cent on $5000, or $45.  His debts to the.amount of $5500 will be  assessable at 9-10 of 1 per cent, yielding  $49.50 taxes, or a total of $94.50.  This is equal to 1 per cent on capital, or  56_pCT^e^_gn_his_iucome...-Under_tho.old.  act his taxes would be $25.  No. 7���A clerk or mechanic with an income of $1830. Allowing 1-0 for insurance;- or $305, there remains only $1525.  Of.tliis $100(i is exempt, leaving $525 to be  taxedat .'^percent, which equals $7.87.  This amount equals 43 per cent of his  income. Under*'the old act he would pay  $8.30.  The Board of Trade made a comparison  of tho amount paid, and the percentage  reckoned ou income. Those are us follows : ���  I*N*I)EK NEW ACT.  I'er cent  Capital   Income     Tuxes on Inc.  No. I; * 7r>,iKm     *-|n,(ltJ0     *-,'):"-'��� 00 an I-I  No. '2   l.Vj.ljuii       II,.*iiO      _,iizj (Kl IIS 11-10  No. H   liKUKJO       ln.iKH)       1,1'fcST W.) Ill 7-S  No.  I   Ifi'J.UUU         II.IJOO           l.'iT M 1 It���1  No. T.       L',,-,U0         l/rfK)            r,7 M ���! I-'.'  No. li       8,WH)         1 ,K\\)            '.I I :<:\ .". 1 -7  No. 7.... None          1,.!)             7 H7 ���IIMik"  .-;        UNliKK 01.0 ACT.  %   ��� Taxes  No. 1 <:.,....'.. $."175 (10  No. * ; ;  7.->(i oo  No. :i  IfMi on  No.  1  1:(ip imi  No. .'>  ].*, oo  No. ii  i'i (ki  No. 7  X ,"{, j  It will thus be soon that tho new act  presses most unfairly. It is difficult to  frame an act to overcome all the inequalities, but the new assessment measure  seoms to have been especially adapted to  create inequalities. Tlie above shows thc  inequalities in some measure which is experienced ay those living within municipalities, but it was pointed out in the legislature that those outside the municipalities would be cinched quite as grievously.  It is contended that by the practical doubling of the taxation on personal property  and real estate, that the taxes on residents outside tho municipalities will bo  doubled. It has boon estimated that 25  per cent only of the population live outside of city or district municipalities, but  that that 25 per cent will be called upou  to contribute $175,000 of tho increased  taxation.  i     -�� -  i *.-��>     ^/bj  OtdTKCy 0l ^0* Produce and Frogs  R. .A.. Rogers ��S_ Co., Ld., Winnipeg   ;  Representing, -J IV. K. Fairbank Co.,     -      Montreal   <  Simcoe Canning Co.,     -    Simcoe   '  <-  Office  and  Warehouse,  Josephine  Street  Nelson, B. G.  GaLst-i  Advanced   on   Consignments  Jacob Green & Co,  At-ctioneefs,  Appraisers, Valuators   __.   GenCTal���Com-ai-SS-on^Agettts^^   Corner of Baker and Josephine Street.  NELSON, B.���C.  P. Burns & Co  Wholesule  und   Retail  Meat  Merchants  Head Office and Cold Storage Riant at Nelson.;  HKANCH MAKKKTS at Knxlo, Yrnlr, Sandon,'Silverton, Revelstoke, New Denver. Cascade, Trail.  . Grand   forks,  lireetiwood,  Midway,  1'lioeiilx,  Kosuland. --locau City,  .Movie,  Cranbjook.  Kernle and Mueleod. *��� .  nkuos uitAN'CH market, nuitxs block, baker street  Orders by mull to any Branch will receive proinDt and careful attention.  West Kootenay Butcher Company  Fresh and Salted Meats.   Fish and Poultry in Season.  ORDERS BY  MAIL lccelve prompt  and careful attention.  E_. C TRAVES, Manager,  K.W.C. Block, Nelson.     '  Drink  THORPES  LITHIA  WATER  Every small bott   contains five gi ains  of Lithia Carbonate  Geo. Al. Qumn  Maker of (irst-cliiss hand-made Hoots nrtd  Shoes. Repairing neatly and promptly  done.  Satisfaction t-iiHninlecd In all \voi:_  Ward St. next newpostolllce bid IVel ��on  Kootenay Wire Works Co*  Manufacturers of Mattresses, Springs,  i'lllows, Bed Lounges, Couches, Upliol-  sterlng. Turning, Baudsawing, Grill  Work and other novelties. Our No. 4  Spring i.s the best on the market. Ask  for It and take no other.  FRONT STKEET NKLSON,- B. C  REISTERER & C2  BREWERS  OF  LAGER BEER AND PORTE-t  1'nt up in Packages to Suit the Tradfe  Brewery and Ollice: Latimer Street, Nelsyji, B.C The Nelson Tribune  The J. H. Ashdown Hardware Co., Ltd. MORLEY & CO.  Importers   and   Dealers  in  "Shelf  and   Heavy  HARDWARE  Tinware and  Graniteware  Stoves and  Ranges  BAKER ST.  Fire Brick, Fire Clay, Portland Cement,  T-Rails, Ore Cars, Sheet Steel, Crescent,  Canton and Jessop's Drill Steel : : : : :  INELSOIN  -t -j  Washington Navel Oranges and California  Lemons, Jersey * Cranberries, Figs,  Dates,  Nuts, Honey, Malaga Grapes, Spanish Onions  J.Y.  & Co.. Limited.  Wholesale and Retail  Booksellers and  Stationers  cArtists' Materials  Engineering and Mining  Books  Typewriters  SMimeographs  Photographic Supplies  SMusical Instruments  Morley & Co, Nelson, B*C  THE TOWN AND THE DISTRICT,  Wholesale Only  4 kAAA___________._____t______k___4_____ft_A_____*__4____4  t(c<>��  in-i  -rs  We have just received two large consignments of  Toilet Soaps  Oomeatlc and  Imported  Perfumed and  Uriscented  *si *��� **_  J?w  X*  11  m  #5  I5c to $1  PER   BOX  The best in assortment and quality ever brought into  the Kootenays. We have a few sample cakes of "Infant's Delight" left, to be given away. The ouly soap  for the baby.  SEE OUR WINDOW  >       ��  j; A. Kir^trick & Co., Ltd.  Wholesale and Retail  Groceries, ^ Crockery, and Glassware  m��  ^5*.'0."-B-X'"4.-'',~        -~ .-Aberdeen Block, Nelson  ^fo-t-^W-^���*���<_     *-       \   * -���.,'-������:���.- 7,^ "J-*-  r-Yn'''  Telephone 8  *l^f^P'^*_>%l;!_>_^r^  The report, that tho Municipal Clauses  Act has been amended so as to place the  appointment of police commissioners entirely iii the hands of the city council is  without foundation. The act was not  amended at the session of the legislative  assembly that adjourned on the J 2th instant. The board should be abolished altogether, as it is a fifth wheel on the  municipal coach. Nelson spends about  $8000 a year on its fire department and  about $5000 on its police department.  The first is managed by a committee of  aldermen aud the last by a board appointed by the provincial government.  The fire department is the far more important, for cities of the size of Nelson  could get along fairly well if the paid  members of the fire department were  made responsible for the proper observance of all the city's by-laws.  Angus Stewart, the railway contractor,  came in from Rat Portage, Ontario, last  night. He has been working under Foley  Brothers & Larson, who are straightening  sections of the main line of the Canadian  Pacific, and who at present make their  headquarters at Rat Portage. Mr. Stewart  will remain in. Nelson for three or four  days, as he feels more at home in Nelson  than in any other town in Canada.  There -will be a meeting of the"executive of the Liberal-Conservative Association of Nelson on Tuesday night next at  8 o'clock in the office of The Tribune.  Every member of the executive is expected to be present, as business of importance is to be considered.  There is no truth in tlie rumor that E.  E. Chipman, government agent at Kaslo,  is to be removed from office because he is  a Liberal.  The Rossland World is again a daily.  It is to be the newspaper organ of the  Joly-McBrideites in Rossland.  W. R. Ross, M.P.P. of Fernie, passed  through Nelson on Thursday en route  from Victoria to Fernie. ���  ��� Miss Margaret McPhee and Miss Mildred Sharp of Mill street are visiting with  Mrs. Mackay of Ainsworth.  *��������������������������������������������������������������������������������  ���  ���  ���  ���  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  "mm  mm  m  m  Tailor  Made  PANTS;  ���  ___________o__f       __  Th  e  Cigar Store  ������!  Ill  tm  if  ������  X  t/Jri  Phone 114  P.O. Box 38  Importer of G.B.D Pipes, A.O.C. and Meerschaums Cigar Tubes, Cigarette Tubes  Tobacco Pouches.    Scud photo and have your image carved 011 a Meerschaum Pipe.  +m  vm  ���P  |AT  J. A. Gilker's!  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������  J   Domestic Cigars  ���^ *_") to $8ii per 1000.  ��� Milligan's Arabela  ^ Kootenay Standard  Royul Sea-  Mainland  Tuckett's Marguerite  Monagrani  Garantizados  Interior  La'Moreua  Manrico  La Senorita  Boston  Phone -79  General Arthur  Rose Buds  Bahamas  . Flora de Perez  Safety Brand  TWO PER CENT TAX. ���  (Continued from First Page.)  B., Success, Black Jack, Elleroy, Monterey, Crow Lease, Sadie, May, Alici Hill,  Beta, Baseball, Pioneer, A. C, First  Chance, Golden Orown Group, Gold Bug,  Euumclaer, Atlin Mining Company. London Group, Eastern Lease, Red Gnat, Le-  landT, Bla-k'Tiger*Lily.-Joly, O.K., Dodg-  er ���Bench, -Texa__ Hill, Southern Cross  Group, Old Hundred, Otter Creek Hydraulic Conipany"  j^W-Vw    1  ^������������^���������������������������������^���������������������������.���������������^������������������^  -,������������ m  Hi  I5��  lr  111  '-&Y ���  _S__S_- txjl  %&K forty.'      i.  ;*x -sct^ ,_3 . Y  ___  '*W>1  \  ^  1 ir-t ""  H?'  I'  tt '"  (_>-���  'j&j* 1  rM^%  m&~  a.s-*''  ���'�� ���- *  3^  f-f'  1^* I-**...    j-j* ' *  V*  -���*..  ^ <   1,    ���?  ���l?  'i-h-v  7>'v' r  Watch this Space Closety  Next Week  For a New Year's Watch  Announcement  .���  ���  ���  !  ���  ���  ���  X  w  w  ��� .  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  4.  ���  ���  ���  1  !  ���  ���  ���  ���  :  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  Imported Cigars  $00 to $r.OO per 1000.  Cigarettes  Ogdens  Wills  PI avers  Tliree Castles  Melachinos  Nesters  Murattis  Diua  B.B.B. Pipes  L. & Co.    J.R.C.  N. & Co.  A.I. Star      . *- o  Peterson  Henry Clay  Bock  Manuel Garcia  Flora de J Otero  La Carolina  Las de Lucius  Ben Franklin  Longfellow  La Creuia  Manilas  La Constancia  Loadres,  Perfectos     c  f  IP  11  ������Ipi  I  Tobaccos  Wills  Players  Yale Mixture  Craven's Mixture  Sir Phillip's Mixturo  Student's Mixture  Turkish  Ladikia  West Over  Quesnel, grown in Quebec  Pace's Twist  Boot Jack  Piper Heidsick  Star  Climax  Pioneer  BICYCLE CARDS  See Our Windows  G.B.D.  Conipamions  and Meerschaums  The Cabinet  Mail Orders given prompt attention.  Wholesale and Retail.    Write for Prices.  t  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  :��� y  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���     ;  ���  ���  ���  ���  X  ���  Christmas Necessities  J. A. Irving & Co. have every necessary article that  mu^J^ejn^JiQnseholdan^  be a day of feasting and pleasant memories. Among  other articles, they have Cleaned Currants, Seeded  Raisins, Orange Peel, Citron Peel, Lemon Peel, Figk,  Dates, Walnuts, Almonds (sheiied and unsheiied), and Filberts.'  J. A.  Phone A J 6*  Houston Block, Nelson  IRVING & CO.  Groceries and Provisions  i 'i-  ���*>  . 1  ^���������������������������������^������^���������������������������������������������^������������������������������^������������������������������������������������������������������������4��  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������  [SUNDAY!  !    HOURS     !  : :  X Our store (corner of Baker X  X and Josephine streets) will X  X be open every Sunday for X  X dispensing purposes:��� X  ��� ���  X         9:30 to 12 o'clock X  X         2:00 to    5 o'clock X  X       ��� 7:00 to    9 o'clock X  I Canada Drug and Book|  I Company, Limited' f  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������  $2,000.00  WANTKP���To borrow iFi'lKm for two years on  Nelson reul ("statu as security. Address iir applv  to John Houston, Kelson, Jl.C.  ���520 Wider St.  Telephone  146  NELSON  STEAM  LAUNDRY  Work done by luind or machine, and on short  notice. Delivery wagon calls for and delivers  work every day in Ihe week.  llliinkets, Flannels, Curtains, etc., a specialty.  Dyeing and Cleaning also done. Outside orders  promptly attended lo.  PAUL INIPOU, Proprietor.     P.O.Box 48  PROSSER'S  "���l    Second Hand Store  and China Hall  New and Second Hand Goods of every description bought and sold. See our Crockery, and  lllussware.  WESTKKN  CANADIAN EMPLOYMENT  AGENCY  Goods   Rented  lPlr-st-Class  Warehouse  Rot*  Stor-ajje  JOHN  HEPBURN  BUILDER AIND  CONTRACTOR  Jobbing work done    Estimates given  SHOP RESIDENCE  Behind new postolllee        Cor. Front and Willow  NKLSON  Phone 2G1A  Baker Street, West,  Next to C.P.K. Ticket OHice  P.O. Box    8  Timothy Hay  $14  F. 11AKMAN, Colville, Wush.  First-class Timothy Hay, baled, per ton  f.o.b. Colville   Application for a Liquor License.  JNOTICI3 IS HI3REHY GIVEN Unit nt  Hie next meeting" of tlio Board of Licensing  .-ommissiiinors lor the City ol" Nelson, held  :i-'i ilnys? nl'tor tht (Into hereof, that I intend  In a-iijly 'o the .said Hoard for a retail  llijiior llocmse for an hotel, for the iiroinises  knnwi. .is I he Victoria Hotel, .situatii 011  Lots .sever: 0) nnd ci^ht (X). Hloek lil'teon  (l*i). Nelson,  is. C.  Ua'.-Ml this yth day of Decemlier, VMS.  YV*.  J3.  McCANDLlSH.  Hiu-d coal at $18.50 a tou is a luxury;  sj are fresh eggs at 75 cents a dozen.  ���<*Y


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